Giants tag Steve Weatherford

Updated: March 5, 2012, 11:28 PM ET
By Ohm Youngmisuk | ESPNNewYork.com

The New York Giants have placed the franchise tag on punter Steve Weatherford.

The team confirmed the move Monday.

"I'm super excited to know that I will be with the Giants for at least one more season," Weatherford told the team's website. "I think the franchise tag is a step that needed to be taken to continue to work together on a long-term deal. I want to be with the Giants for a long time and I really think the feeling is mutual, so hopefully something can get worked out ...

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